Make a list of your high-risk situations. Addiction is sneaky. Sometimes you won’t see your high-risk situations until you’re right in the middle of one. That’s why it’s important that you learn to look for them. Make a list of your high-risk situations and keep it with you. Go over the list with someone in recovery so that you can spot any situations that you might have missed. Make the list and keep it with you. Some day that list may save your life.
Learn to Relax
There are only a few reasons why people use drugs and alcohol. They use to escape, relax, and reward themselves. In other words, people use drugs and alcohol to relieve tension.
The first rule for recovery is that surely you change your life. What do you need to change? If you understood the previous paragraph, then you need to change the way you relieve tension. Everyone needs to escape, relax, and reward themselves. Those are essential coping skills for a happy life. But addicts do not know how to do those things without any use.
If you manage to stop using for a while but don’t learn how to relax, your tension will build until you’ll have to relapse just to escape again. Tension and the inability to relax are the most common causes of relapse.
I know relaxation will help. I have treated thousands of patients. Many of them have told me that relaxation has changed their life. There is only one reason why people don’t relax – because they think they’re too busy to relax. It goes something like this, “I know it makes sense, but I’ve got so many other things I have to do.”
Ask yourself how much time you spend on your compulsion. On the off chance that you include all the time it takes to get your medication, utilize it, manage its outcomes, and plan you are next backslide, you’ll understand that unwinding for twenty to forty minutes a day is a deal.
Unwinding is not a discretionary piece of recuperation. It’s basic to recuperation. There are numerous approaches to unwind. They go from basic systems like going for a stroll, to more organized methods like contemplation. Contemplation is an imperative piece of that blend on the grounds that the straightforward systems don’t generally work.
In case you’re under a considerable measure of stress, you may require something more solid like contemplation. Utilize any of these strategies, or any blend. However, accomplish something ordinary to unwind, escape, remunerate yourself, and kill the jabber in your psyche.
Various examinations have demonstrated that unwinding decreases the utilization of liquor, tobacco, and weed.
Two critical adapting aptitudes for recuperation are the capacity to unwind and oversee push, and the capacity to change negative considering.
Stress administration is imperative since when you’re tense you have a tendency to do what’s commonplace and wrong rather than what’s new and right. When you’re tense, you’re not open to change.
Subjective treatment is essential since negative believing is a noteworthy reason for nervousness and misery which frequently underlie habit. In the event that you can change your reasoning, you will enhance your life.
These abilities are important to the point that I have composed a whole site dedicated to every subject.
A habit requires lying. You need to lie about getting your medication, utilizing it, concealing its outcomes, and arranging your next backsliding. A dependence is brimming with lying. When you’ve built up a compulsion, lying comes effortlessly to you. Before long you get so great at lying that you wind up deceiving yourself. That is the reason addicts don’t know their identity or what they have faith in.
The other issue with lying is that you can’t care for yourself when you lie. You can’t look yourself in the mirror. Lying traps you in your compulsion. The more you lie, the less you like yourself, which makes you need to get away, which prompts all the more utilizing and all the more lying.